A £4.7m project for the Trent Valley in Staffordshire and Derbyshire
A revitalised and treasured landscape of wildlife-rich waterways and wetlands is being made possible thanks to the ‘Transforming the Trent Valley’ (TTTV) scheme successfully securing a grant of £2.7m from the The National Lottery Heritage Fund in December 2018. This combined with match funding brings the total value of the scheme to £4.7million.
Transforming the Trent Valley is a partnership project of 18 organisations working together to restore and enhance the natural and cultural heritage of the Trent Valley, with Staffordshire Wildlife Trust at the helm.
Find Out More
To find out more about Transforming the Trent Valley, please visit the scheme website; https://www.thetrentvalley.org.uk/.
Transforming the Trent Valley Community Grants
Transforming the Trent Valley is encouraging community groups to plan and deliver projects within the Transforming the Trent Valley scheme area that will benefit the natural, cultural and built heritage of the area. These projects might include building a wildlife area in a school garden, creating an arts trail along the River Trent, restoring part of a historic building or putting on an event to enable children to explore the great outdoors.
Louise Morris, TTTV Landscape Partnership Manager, said: “This lottery funding will give us the keys to help create a more robust and attractive landscape for local people and visiting tourists to enjoy, as well as restoring characteristic river valley features such as meandering river channels, water meadows and waterside trees.
“Local communities will also benefit as the scheme will involve improving accessibility to the area on foot, cycle and horseback with new opportunities for exploring local history, wildlife, as well as for recreation and sport.”